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Etymology

From Средњи Енглески abbot, abbod, abbed, from Стари Енглески abbat, abbad, abbod, from Латински abbās (father), from Антички Грчки ἀββᾶς (abbâs), from Арaмејски אבא(’abbā, father). Дублети of abba, abbé, and bwana.

Pronunciation

Noun

abbot (plural abbots)

  1. The superior or head of an abbey or monastery. [First attested around the early 12th century.][1][2]
    The newly appointed abbot decided to take a tour of the abbey with the cardinal's emissary.
  2. The pastor or administrator of an order, including minor and major orders starting with the minor order of porter.
  3. A layman who received the abbey's revenues, after the closing of the monasteries.
  4. (archaic, British slang) A brothel-owner's husband or lover.[3][4]
  5. (archaic, British slang) A ponce; a man employed by a prostitute to find clients, and who may also act as a bodyguard or equivalent to a bouncer.[3][4]

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Descendants

  • Gullah: aabut

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References

  1. Шаблон:R:CDOE
  2. Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 3
  3. 3,0 3,1 “abbot” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, page 3.
  4. 4,0 4,1 Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, pages 4
  • Webster 1913

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Etymology

From Old Swedish abbot, from Латински abbās, from Антички Грчки ἀββᾶς (abbâs), from Арaмејски אבא(’abbā, father). Дублети of abbé.

Pronunciation

Noun

abbot c

  1. an abbot

Declension

Declension of abbot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative abbot abboten abbotar abbotarna
Genitive abbots abbotens abbotars abbotarnas

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